Justice Studies (BA)
Accelerated Program

Justice studies is an innovative social science program examining current social justice issues, such as human rights, domestic violence and immigration, against a backdrop of legal systems, law and culture. The BA program in justice studies equips students with a dynamic knowledge of the world's justice systems and gives them the skills to create meaningful, real-world change.

Degree Offered

Justice Studies (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


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Application Requirements

Justice Studies Accelerated BA or BS/MS Program

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

Many graduates go on to law school, graduate school or other professional degree programs. Students emerge from this program with knowledge and skills designed to bring social justice concerns to their professional careers. Our graduates work in a variety of fields, including:

  • human welfare and social work
  • law and law enforcement
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • other public service fields

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers7%$61,050
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers-7.8%$62,500
Court Reporters3.4%$55,120
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents4.5%$79,970
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 12.5%$60,400
Immigration and Customs Inspectors4.5%$79,970
Environmental Economists 6.3%$102,490
Police Identification and Records Officers4.5%$79,970
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts 9.6%$69,520
Human Resources Managers9.1%$110,120
Intelligence Analysts4.5%$79,970
Investment Fund Managers8%$105,610
Investment Underwriters 9.6%$69,520
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates5.6%$133,840
Labor Relations Specialists-7.7%$63,200
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 12.3%$104,910
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 10.4%$60,670
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives6.6%$87,910
Political Scientists2.8%$115,110
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 10.6%$81,430
Private Detectives and Investigators 10.6%$50,700
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8%$105,610
Risk Management Specialists 9.6%$69,520
Security Managers8%$105,610
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100
Loss Prevention Managers8%$105,610

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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